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Installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux Mint.

Post by noviceLinuxMint » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:07 am

I'm trying to install Adobe PDF reader using this instructions mentioned on this page: http://ask.systutorials.com/1058/how-to ... ux-mint-17

But when I try the last command

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sudo apt-get install acroread
I'm getting this error:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
acroread : Depends: nspluginwrapper but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
The scrolling on the built-in default PDF viewer is wacky.

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Re: Installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux Mint.

Post by Habitual » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:14 am

Did you run

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sudo aptitude update
?
b/c I did and I see this on

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sudo aptitude install acroread

which spews

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The following NEW packages will be installed:
  acroread acroread-bin:i386{a} nspluginviewer:i386{a} nspluginwrapper{a} 
0 packages upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 58 not upgraded.
Need to get 60.3 MB of archives. After unpacking 142 MB will be used.

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Re: Installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux Mint.

Post by phd21 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:38 am

Hi "noviceLinuxMint",

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum !

I just read your post and the good reply to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

First, there are numerous excellent PDF programs available in Linux Mint, and one is already installed in whatever edition and version of Linux Mint you are using. You do not need to install Adobe PDF reader. All the browsers can read PDF files, and there are numerous PDF add-ons for those.

For Linux Mint, here are some PDF readers and programs available in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM): * Evince, * Okular, * Master PDF Editor 3, Calibre, gpdfview, etc...

Here is a wonderful free PDF program

Free Master PDF Editor for Linux - Master PDF Editor a convenient and smart PDF editor for Linux.
Has Dynamic XFA form support.

From the link below, just select the ".deb" file for your system 32-bit or 64-bit, download it somewhere, then double click the file to install it.
https://code-industry.net/free-pdf-editor/


Hope this helps ...
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Re: Installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux Mint.

Post by noviceLinuxMint » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:18 pm

I'm getting this warning:
WARNING: untrusted versions of the following packages will be installed!

Untrusted packages could compromise your system's security.
You should only proceed with the installation if you are certain that
this is what you want to do.

acroread-bin:i386

Do you want to ignore this warning and proceed anyway?
To continue, enter "Yes"; to abort, enter "No": y
What should I do?

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Re: Installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux Mint.

Post by jimallyn » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:55 pm

noviceLinuxMint wrote:I'm getting this warning:
WARNING: untrusted versions of the following packages will be installed!
...
What should I do?
If you downloaded that software from Adobe's website and NOT from anywhere else on the web, it's probably safe to go ahead and install.
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Re: Installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux Mint.

Post by BigEasy » Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:44 am

Reader directly from Adobe:
ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/
Windows assumes I'm stupid but Linux demands proof of it

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Re: Installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux Mint.

Post by HilltopsGM » Sat May 14, 2016 12:32 am

phd21 wrote:Hi "noviceLinuxMint",
....
For Linux Mint, here are some PDF readers and programs available in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM): * Evince, * Okular, * Master PDF Editor 3, Calibre, gpdfview, etc...

Here is a wonderful free PDF program

Free Master PDF Editor for Linux - Master PDF Editor a convenient and smart PDF editor for Linux.
Has Dynamic XFA form support.

From the link below, just select the ".deb" file for your system 32-bit or 64-bit, download it somewhere, then double click the file to install it.
https://code-industry.net/free-pdf-editor/

Hope this helps ...
Hi phd21,

Master PDF Editor was the closest I've come to something other than Adobe Reader that can open and fill in Forms created by (I am assuming Adobe).
The forms I have are at least visible and SOME of the fields can be filled out - others cause it to crash immediately losing all the saved work.

Does ANYONE have a PDF reader that is fully compatible with filling out Adobe PDF Forms?

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Re: Installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux Mint.

Post by HilltopsGM » Sat May 14, 2016 12:38 am

Here is an example of a Government form that I am trying to fill out. (see attached)
Certain field - when selected - crash the program.

If someone has a PDF reader that is fully compatible with this, I'd sure appreciate finding out what it is.

Thanks
Sample Gov Form.pdf
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Re: Installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux Mint.

Post by siawacsh » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:01 pm

I am experiencing the same problem. I need to fill out a government form with Adobe reader.

According to the government website Adobe reader needs to be installed/enabled on Firefox and Chrome thus

If you use Google Chrome –

Enter chrome:plugins in the address bar
underneath the entry for ‘Chrome PDF Viewer’ click Disable
underneath the entry for ‘Adobe Reader’ click Enable
(Note: if Adobe Reader is not installed, you will need to download it from the Adobe
website – http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Try downloading the file again – it should now open in Adobe Reader

If you use Mozilla Firefox

On the main menu choose ‘Tools’ and ‘Options’
Select the ‘Applications’ tab
Enter ‘PDF’ in the search bar
For the Content Type ‘Portable Document Format (PDF)’ set the Action to ‘Use
Adobe
Reader (default)’
Click OK
Restart the Browser
Try re-opening the file – it should now open correctly within Adobe Reader

But my chrome does not have Adobe reader at all to enable. My firefox 59 does not have a options under tools.

When I try to install acroread this is what I get

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Reading package lists... Done
siawacsh@siawacsh-sager ~ $ sudo aptitude install acroread
Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "acroread"
Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "acroread"
No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 33 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 0 B will be used.


Your help would be appreciated.

Siawacsh

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Re: Installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux Mint.

Post by Quetzal » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:40 am

If you're absolutely and completely DESPERATE you could try (in Windows, if you're dual-booted)) the free PDF-XChange Viewer which I've just tried on that 'Sample Gov Form.pdf' quoted in the thread.

It works - and can be saved on completion. - (I first saved the blank pdf to my computer to work on)

I did try the program on Mint using Wine but although I COULD enter info into the pdf it crashed when I tried to save it.

I'm going to ooze off now before the witch-sniffers smell me out.

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Re: Installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux Mint.

Post by Moem » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:40 am

Quetzal wrote:I'm going to ooze off now before the witch-sniffers smell me out.
Don't worry, we don't discriminate against Windows users here.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: Installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux Mint.

Post by Quetzal » Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:32 am

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Re: Installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux Mint.

Post by HilltopsGM » Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:22 pm

@Siawacsh

I still haven't found a great solution. There is an Adobe Reader (v9 ish I think) that is still available that seems to work . . . but as time goes on, I am not sure how much longer it will.

I'd prefer to have something up to date.

I called the Foxit Reader folks ( https://www.foxitsoftware.com/ ) and they have a version that works, but only in windows. Their Linux version unfortunately doesn't. They said there wasn't enough demand for it at this time. Hopefully one day there will be as I don't mind the product - it seems to work well.

If anyone else has a solution, I am still open to suggestions.

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Re: Installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux Mint.

Post by phd21 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:37 pm

Hi "HilltopsGM", Siawacsh, and Anyone Else Interested in this,

I just downloaded and installed the "Master PDF Editor 3" from the link below (.deb file), downloaded the PDF document from the "HilltopsGM" link in previous reply, and it worked perfectly for all data entry fields and checkboxes, etc... in my Linux Mint KDE 17.3 system. See screenshot below.

Master PDF Editor 3
https://code-industry.net/free-pdf-editor/

Hope this helps ...
Master_PDF_Editor-GovtForm1sm.jpg
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Re: Installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux Mint.

Post by Quetzal » Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:26 pm

Hi phd21,

So you did save, close and re-open it to check the save worked?

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Re: Installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux Mint.

Post by phd21 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:19 pm

Hi "Quetzal", & Anyone Else Interested In This,

Yes, I was able to edit and save this document in Linux Mint 17.3 or Linux Mint 18 KDE, and re-open it with the saved changes. I chose "File", "Save As", to save the document with another document file name to not affect the original document. As for whether the "save" button within the document works I do not know because I saved it using the File - Save As options first. You can always fill it out, and then print it to another PDF document or to your printer as well.

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Re: Installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux Mint.

Post by Quetzal » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:26 pm

Yes, it does help - thanks for that.

Regards,

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Re: Installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux Mint.

Post by windowpain » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:30 pm

I have installed Adobe reader 9.5(later versions do not seem to work with Linux) from softpedia.I'm using Firefox(browser) and once the software is installed go to the site click on the form-top right hand side gives you option of "Open with different viewer"click and download.If there is a problem there maybe another way is to get it sent to your email/gmail you can open it there and then download.

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Re: Installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux Mint.

Post by Hoser Rob » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:02 pm

phd21 wrote:... there are numerous excellent PDF programs available in Linux Mint, and one is already installed in whatever edition and version of Linux Mint you are using. ...
Well, the PDF reader that came with my Mint is evince (aka Document Viewer), and it's RUBBISH. I cannot tell you how many times it's failed to render fonts properly ... I mean, they're simply unreadable.

So after some searching I found one link telling you to change to Sans font in Preferences. There is no Preferences I can see in evince. Or, despite a menu item to change settings to default, Settings.

Another, from stackexchange, suggested that it's the fault of the document. I'm getting pretty sick of all the buck passing in the FOSS world. The distro devs blame the DE devs and the DE devs blame the distro devs, and bugs go on for a decade.

None of the others I've tried renders fonts properly either. They're unusable.

Acroread it is.

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Re: Installing Adobe PDF reader on Linux Mint.

Post by Cosmo. » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:19 pm

@Hoser Rob:

Although you have found a solution, you might want to tray another one: Firefox. Press ctrl-o to open a file.

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